Project Update

NYC’s LGBT Designated Landmarks

February 16, 2017

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Caffe Cino, 2016. Photo by Christopher D. Brazee/NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.

Separate from the interactive map, our work includes nominating sites to the National Register of Historic Places for their significance to LGBT and American history. Overseen by the National Park Service, the National Register is an honorary federal list that includes over 93,500 sites across the country, yet the LGBT community remains vastly underrepresented with less than twenty sites.

Sites below have also been listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, which leads the country in nominations that specifically call out LGBT history. We are pleased to be working with the New York State Historic Preservation Office to ensure that the LGBT community’s contributions to American history are recognized on both the state and national registers.

Our work has been funded, in part, by a lead grant from the National Park Service Underrepresented Communities Grant Program to add diversity to the National Register.

National Historic Landmark:

National Register of Historic Places:

Check out our list of LGBT sites across the United States that have been listed on the National Register.

We also recommend looking through the groundbreaking, nationwide document, LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History, published by the National Park Service in October 2016. The study includes a New York City chapter written by our co-director Jay Shockley.

New York City Landmark:

Sites that have been granted city landmark status by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for their significance to LGBT history.